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A scholar working within the discipline of anthropology, which is the study of humans. As a discursive field of studies, anthropology can be broadly divided into four areas: Cultural Anthropology (Ethnology), Physical Anthropology (Evolutionary Anthropology), Linguistics, and Archaeology. Each area can be divided into sub-categories. For example, physical anthropology covers zoology, evolution, and ecology, each of which can be further broken down into subfields of specialization.

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"Franz Boas, the pioneer of modern anthropology, posing as an anthropological subject in the USNM exhibit entitled 'Hamats'a coming out of secret room,' circa 1895," by John Curran is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA.

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